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CHRISTMAS (THE VERY BEST OF)

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Multiple Set of 2 CDs
CHRISTMAS (THE VERY BEST OF)
Label Catalogue Number:
8.570344-45
Running Time: 46:13
Digital UPC: 0747313034475

Release Date: October 2006
Choral
Worcester Cathedral Choir
Composer
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Composer
Franz Xaver Gruber
Solo Classical Artist
Michael Bloss
Choral
Elora Festival Singers
Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Choral
Washington Choral Arts Society
Composer
Traditional
Choral
Finchley Children's Music Group
Choral
Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
Composer
Hector Berlioz
Composer
Harold Darke
Composer
Gustav Holst
Solo Classical Artist
John Evanson
Genre:
Classical

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

01.

Joy to the World

1:35
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Choral: Worcester Cathedral Choir

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

02.

Hark! the herald angels sing

3:03
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Messiah, HWV 56

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Recitative and Aria: Behold, a virgin shall conceive… O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus)
6:01
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For unto us a child is born (Chorus)
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER

05.

Messe de minuit pour Noel, H. 9

4:36
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FRANZ XAVER GRUBER

06.

StilleNacht(SilentNight)

3:13
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Choral: Elora Festival Singers

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

07.

O Jesulein suss, BWV 493

3:10
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TRADITIONAL

08.

The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)

2:33
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The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)

5:03
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HECTOR BERLIOZ

10.

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25

5:26
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HAROLD DARKE

11.

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

5:02
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Choral: Elora Festival Singers

GUSTAV HOLST

12.

4 Old English Carols, Op. 20b

2:22
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COMPACT DISC ONE

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

1.

Joy to the World

1:35
Solo:
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Choral: Worcester Cathedral Choir

CHARLES WESLEY / FELIX MENDELSSOHN

2.

Hark! the herald angels sing

3:03
Solo:
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Choral: Worcester Cathedral Choir

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Messiah, HWV 56

3.
Recitative and Aria: Behold, a virgin shall conceive… O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus)
6:01
Solo:
4.
For unto us a child is born (Chorus)
4:09
Solo:

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER

5.

Messe de minuit pour Noel, H. 9

4:36
Solo:
Conductor: Kevin Mallon

FRANZ XAVER GRUBER

6.

StilleNacht(SilentNight)

3:13
Solo: Michael Bloss organ
Conductor: Noel Edison
Choral: Elora Festival Singers

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

7.

O Jesulein suss, BWV 493

3:10
Solo:
Orchestra: Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra
Conductor: Norman Scribner
Choral: Washington Choral Arts Society
8.

The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)

2:33
Solo:
Conductor: Grace Rossiter
Choral: Finchley Children's Music Group
9.

The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)

5:03
Solo:
Conductor: Andrew Sackett
Choral: Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
10.

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25

5:26
Solo:
Conductor: Andrew Sackett
Choral: Tewkesbury Abbey Choir

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI / HAROLD DARKE

11.

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

5:02
Solo: Michael Bloss organ
Conductor: Noel Edison
Choral: Elora Festival Singers

GUSTAV HOLST

12.

4 Old English Carols, Op. 20b

2:22
Solo: John Evanson piano
Conductor: Grace Rossiter
Choral: Finchley Children's Music Group
13.

Ding Dong Merrily on High

2:15
Solo: Michael Bloss organ
Conductor: Noel Edison
Choral: Elora Festival Singers
14.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

3:31
Solo:
Conductor: Andrew Sackett
Choral: Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
15.

Christmas Proclamation

5:28
Solo:
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Choral: St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
16.

Sussex Carol

2:09
Solo: Philip Langridge tenor
Conductor: Grace Rossiter
Choral: Finchley Children's Music Group
17.

Here We Come a-Wassailing

3:58
Solo:
Orchestra: Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra
Conductor: Norman Scribner
Choral: Washington Choral Arts Society
18.

The holly and the ivy

2:22
Solo: John Evanson piano
Conductor: Grace Rossiter
Choral: Finchley Children's Music Group
19.

What sweeter music

5:05
Solo: Michael Bloss organ
Conductor: Noel Edison
Choral: Elora Festival Singers
20.

O Come All ye Faithful!

3:52
Solo: Raymond Johnston organ
Solo: Robert Stringer treble
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Choral: Worcester Cathedral Choir
COMPACT DISC TWO

The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, 'L'inverno' (Winter)

1.
I. Allegro non molto
3:30
Solo: Takako Nishizaki violin
Orchestra: Capella Istropolitana
Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
2.
II. Largo
2:26
3.
III. Allegro
3:13
Solo: Takako Nishizaki violin
Orchestra: Capella Istropolitana
Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

4.

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia

6:00
Solo:
Orchestra: Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Géza Oberfrank

ARCANGELO CORELLI

5.

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, 'Christmas Concerto'

4:21
Solo:
Orchestra: Capella Istropolitana
Conductor: Jaroslav Krecek

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

6.

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

4:13
Solo: J Reilly Lewis organ

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

7.

Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob. XXI:3

2:56
Solo: Stephan MacLeod bass-baritone
Solo: Sibylla Rubens soprano
Solo: Andreas Karasiak tenor
Orchestra: Leipziger Kammerorchester
Conductor: Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Choral: Gewandhaus Chamber Choir

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

8.

3 German Dances, K. 605

3:19
Solo:
Orchestra: Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Hayman

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

9.

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

1:53
Solo:
Orchestra: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Halász
10.

The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

4:37
Solo:
Orchestra: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd

NIKOLAI ANDREYEVICH RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

11.

Christmas Eve

5:52
Solo:
Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Igor Golovschin

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

12.

Les saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b

3:46
Solo: Eteri Andjaparidze piano

FRANZ LISZT

13.

Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (March of the Three Holy Kings)

4:06
Solo: Eteri Andjaparidze piano

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

14.

Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60

3:03
Solo:
Orchestra: Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Hayman
15.

Cinderella, Op. 87

2:55
Solo:
Orchestra: Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Theodore Kuchar

LEROY ANDERSON

16.

Sleigh Ride

2:47
Solo: Eteri Andjaparidze piano




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